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excellency

ex·cel·len·cy

excellency

pronunciation:
ek s lihn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: excellencies
definition 1: (usu. cap.) a title of honor of certain high officials such as ambassadors or archbishops.
definition 2: (usu. pl.) qualities of superiority or excellence.
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The word excellency contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.